This week’s guest on In Profile with Alan Morrissey is Tony Griffin – he wore the colours of Clare with pride during his career as an inter-county hurler, while he also lined out for his club, Ballyea.
Tony won an All-Star in 2006 and the following year he cycled across Canada in memory of his father Jerome who died from cancer, raising €1 million for cancer charities.
He eventually retired as an inter-county hurler in 2009, and a year later released his autobiography Screaming At The Sky, in which he addressed facing his mental health issues, which would have been a far more taboo subject at the time.
In 2012 Tony co-found the Soar Foundation, a non-profit organisation which aims to bring out the greatness in teenagers and help them deal with those difficult teenage years.
He has also written The Teenager’s Book Of Life.